Uganda

Discover Uganda with Ujuzi African Travel

Nestled in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, Uganda is a land of contrasts. Alpine meadows and rich rainforests wrap the slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains—the highest range in Africa—while grassy savannas blanket the lowlands.

Watch hippos and elephants bathing in the headwaters of the Nile, track chimpanzees and mountain gorillas in the rolling hills, forge wetlands in search of the elusive shoebill stork, and glimpse a leopard napping in a tree—all in the span of a few days.

But it’s better to plan a longer trip if you can. Once you experience Uganda, you won’t want to leave.

Uganda Attractions

Sample Uganda Safaris

Let our sample Uganda travel itineraries stir your imagination. For lodgings, choose from luxury tented camps, cottages, lodges, and hotels. Ujuzi African Travel will work with you to create a custom itinerary that suits your dreams. Contact us to start planning today!

Hippos swim in a river in Uganda

Hippos can be seen in many of Uganda’s lakes and rivers.

10-Day Pearl of Africa Uganda Safari

Known as the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda provides ample opportunities to encounter interesting cultures and fascinating animals.

See giraffes and the Big 5 in Murchison Falls National Park, embark on a chimpanzee trek in Kibale National Park, and enjoy birdwatching and a full day of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You’ll also have a chance to cook local dishes with Ugandan women and learn forest survival skills with members of the Batwa tribe.

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Gorilla sits among plants at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda

Uganda’s dense forests are home to over half the world’s mountain gorillas living in a fragile ecosystem.

5-Day Mountain Gorillas Extension

A trip to Africa wouldn’t be complete without seeing the largest living primate: the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is an extraordinary privilege. This sample itinerary includes a full day dedicated to gorilla trekking, plus opportunities to see other amazing wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Mburo National Park.

Young chimpanzee sniffs at food being held by an adult champ

Our closest cousin, the chimpanzee, shares at least 94% of its DNA with humans.

8-Day Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Trek Safari

With only about 1,000 mountain gorillas left in the world, a trip to Uganda is a must for the safari adventurist. This sample itinerary offers a visit with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a chimpanzee trek in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and additional activities to see large mammals and the abundant bird life of East Africa.

Wild elephants refreshing themselves in the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Elephants, shorebirds, Cape buffalos, and hippos refresh themselves in the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

13-Day Active Adventure Uganda Safari

Lying at the headwaters of the Nile, the Ugandan district of Jinja is known as the “adventure capital of East Africa.” In this sample itinerary, you kick off your trip in Jinja with two days of whitewater rafting on the Nile, then head southwest to hike Africa’s largest mountain range, the Rwenzori Mountains. The expedition will take you through a series of ecosystems unlike any other in the world, from verdant rainforest and up through bamboo, giant heather (some specimens are 20 feet tall!), and afroalpine meadows. You may even see snow!

Enjoy a day of recuperation with a game drive or nature walk in Queen Elizabeth National Park, followed by a boat cruise through the “hippo paradise” of Kazinga Channel. Then embark on a chimpanzee trek in Kyambura Gorge. Viewing these close evolutionary cousins in the wild will give you insight into humanity’s relationship with nature and prepare you for your final hike—mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest.

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